Some of the best records that may have passed your sight are here for review. These records are good enough but were not taken up for a review. Some have just missed the radar and others here are the favorites of the staff. These records have not entitled for the Best New Music designation and they were not given a rating over 8.0, but nevertheless all these records are worth a revisit.
Africaine 808 is from Dirk Leyers and Hans Reuschl, the duo are from Berlin and are highly energetic when compared to those who are half their age. With the love for fusion taking on the night scene in Berlin, Africaine 808 came up with some fusion music to break the dominance of signifier. Basar was their debut and it is a clunky number. They have brought together the core of jazz, kwaito, cumbia and regional locals into smooth sound. Basar is a sensitive music that is never heavy handed and is purely fun to listen. Play Africaine 808 and list to the world music in style. Deakin Dibb’s debut number Sleep Cycle co-exists with the Kickstarter campaign of 2009. Founder of Animal Collective delivered a soothing and impressionalistic numbers. The street recordings were more connected with the Animal Collective particularly Painting With the release of 2016.
Koze balances his productions and how he removes his peers. Koze’s works are squirrelly. The remix of Matthew Herbert’s Lianne La Havas is set to lead the path for the Isolee’s shivering harmonies called I Like It Here Can I Stay.
Gaika a rapper from Brixton has his roots tied to Manchester and he first debuted alongside Mykki Blanco in the remix All the Way Down from Kelela. He wrote and produced the 10 tracks of SECURITY. The variety of ideas can never get unpalatable or unwieldy because it is communicated through bass.
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Get on to Glastonbury experience the biggest festival and unearth your favorite band. Glastonbury is the top destination to keep you occupied with some fresh music. Start on Friday but not too early. While you get ready for the Bad Sounds grab ciders. At 14.50 Walrus most in demand Frightened Rabbit will play the Other Stag. Do not miss their cinematic indie, it is worth waiting. The all new project from the Bombay Bicycle Club Toothless by Ed Nash is definitely one to watch out for. Go to the Pussy Parlure stage and get a sight of Hayden James who plays soulful electronic jams, one of the best for weekend hears.
Daughter will be up at the Park Stage and is soft and smooth on the ear. Some of the biggies on the Pyramid Stage will be Foals. Looking for some thunderous music of rock n roll, try the Savages at the Park Stage. Clam down after some rock n roll with Sigur Ros at the John Peel Stage, some pure texture. Every festival has a highlight and this one has Honey Soundsystem and NYC Downlow before you move to the Pussy Parlure to catch DJ Yoda not until 3 am.
Saturdays stay up for DJ Yoda and move to the Haelos environment of hop sound in the Other Stage. Then move to Park Stage for Izzy Bizu, pop singer. The Berlin origin producer Calptone is definitely a bet at the Sonic Stage with some dancing. The 3pm slot is a clash between Wolf Alice and Lapsley. They both are waiting to take you down. Enjoy the rock n roll. At the John Peel stage is the MO and at the Pussy Parlure is Vaults. Adele at Pyramid stage will close the night. On Sunday pick She Drew The Gun and the pop from Marscicans. At John Peel stage, Matt Corby plays inspirational pop. At the Other Stage is Afro Clutsers and Years and Years from Walrus favorites. Annie Mac will perform at the crowds.
Some of the unwritten rules fans should follow during a music festival is briefed below. Many fans are enthusiastic to take photographs and upload on Instagram. Remember the rules of photographer, do not take photos if you are placed too far away from the stage. If you are completely drunk remember you lose focus. Never elbow to the front when the Anthem of the Summer is played. Forcing through the crowd to check out a solo guitar feast is impolite. During the concert you stay in your place and do not try to create a jam.
Do not carry an acoustic guitar as it can only lead to singalongs. Bell tents have become part of the festivals and no wonder these are comfortable. But off late luxury items are have started to decorate the tents like coffee tent, sheepskin rug, mirrors, lamps and more. Never jump a queue, remember that there are people who have skipped food, water and basic necessities to catch this position. There is no excuse for pushing the queue and just throwing some people does not entitle you to get to the front of the queue. Keep the ground clean, do not litter or urinate on the premises and spill spoilage. There are rest rooms and garbage cans available, please use them.
The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is one of the Fab Four recordings. This album has been out of print for almost 30 years and now a new release of the album has been announced with four new tracks which were not released when the album was first announced. This is now being billed as a completely new release as these four live tracks have never been released before.
Apparently, Capitol Studios have discovered few three-track tapes in US archives. They also claim that they are the better versions than the ones in London. George’s son, Giles Martin has overseen the album and he says that the technology has improves very much since his father’s time and that the clarity has been improved in the album. He also said that that the excitement is much greater.
Even though they say that the album is entirely new, they are not. The songs are improved in quality and are sold. Each time The Beatle’s album is remastered or reissued, they rise up the charts. The reason for keeping this album unreleased for decades seems like an attempt to increase the crowd’s appetite for the band. All in all, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl is a good album.
Scotty Moore was Elvis Presley’s guitarist. Keith Richards once expressed that he wanted to be Scotty Moore after he heard Heartbreak Hotel. He also said that when the entire world wanted to be Elvis, he wanted to be a Scotty. Scotty Moore, guitarist for Elvis Presley passed away on June 28th, 2016 in Nashville. He was 84 years old. Even though he occasionally performed solos, he was not very well recognized among artists like Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen and Richards. However, Scotty Moore had a great role in transforming a guitarist’s role as much as Elvis shaped the Rock’ n Roll of the generation. Scotty Moore, through his style, has changed the role of guitarist in a band.
Scotty Moore was From Gadsden, a town in Tennessee. He moved from Tennessee to Memphis in the early years of 1950s with Bill Black- a bassist, both of who were then in Doug Poindexter’s Starlite Wranglers. The band later cut records with Sun Studio where Moore had the opportunity to meet and befriend Sam Phillip, who was Sun’s owner. This meeting with Sam Philip led to Moore meeting Presley, who was then a very young singer. Both Moore and Black were invited and then the first song was recorded when Presley got bored and started performing That’s Alright by Arthur Crudup and Moore and Black joining him.
Initial performances of Moore showed his ingenuity and a touch of his hillbilly flavor. However, after he started recording for Presley, his style started to change as his work was more of filling the holes in the performance with countries, blues and other different mixes. It was thorough this, the Country-blues rockabilly emerged. There was a magic in Moore’s music, the way he played and the movement of his fingers. But Moore always said that he was simple filling in the holes.